|The only one that was willing to take the picture in the house was my 4 yr old daughter; Jocelyn. I think the picture is great, so there.|
Until know I was mostly collecting Oldhammer, yes I have a sizable Orc army, but I bought most of that painted and the rest was collected when I had no time for hobbying, after the birth of my lovely angels. Sessions of D&D at our house were exchanged by a few hours here or there to slab some paint on old figures.
After moving to the USA, I was able to bring most of my lead, selling the bulkiest stuff (including, to my regret, the citadel castle).
The challenge was a great chance to finally grap my old lead and choose an army to paint, I just got an awesome lot of lead with pre-slotta Broo so if I ever was going to paint them, this was the time.
|Here is the army.|
I did take the time to write names of, at least the firs row, of all the warband members.
The force is:
- Plaagrotter Foo-Foo the Snoo and the murder Broo: 13 beastmen + beastman shaman lvl 5 = 130+110= 240 points
- The Metalheads: 14 thugs+shield = 126 points
- Rudiger's Bastards: 14 thugs with bow = 140 points
- TeringLeijer's Brothers and Sisters: 14 beastmen (+standard) +beastman hero lvl 5 = 140+60=200 points
- Plaagrotter's Marauders: 6 Chaos marauders=234 points
- Phlem: 1 chaos warrior = 74 points
- The old Man: 1 troll = 64 points
I must say, every unit had it's own challenges. Some were because of my problems priming them, some with dealing with a multitude of monopose or same type of sculpts and sometimes even, realizing that I'm painting old and awesome sculpts that I was afraid of doing injustice to with my paint slob. I'm not a neat painter, not any more, I paint with an eye towards what I still need to do; every second I spend to paint means second X #figures I want to paint for the same army. Looking at a mountain of lead this is quite intimidating.
I took the challenge per unit, 200 points, and that made it "graspable", I could take between a dozen and a score of minis and develop a color-scheme while painting them. And I am very pleased with the result.
I have already used them in a game of Dragon Rampant (Osprey, Mersey) and they looked awesome (and I won).